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Column | Space It Up!

  • To combat those slippery surfaces in winter, choose the right ice melt for use around your home.

  • These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

  • Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.

  • What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

  • Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

  • Work these home care tips into your to-do list as you relish the warm summer days, and you’ll experience a seamless, unhurried transition into fall.

  • Feng shui for the home is based around the “bagua” map, a collection of nine elements arranged in a square that represent parts of your life. When people re-arrange their homes to be more consistent with this flow it can also assist in helping them meet goals.

  • In this Q&A session, we explain some of the regulations and precautions to take if you plan to have a fire pit outside your home this summer.

  • A lot of homeowners end up over the years collecting old or unused paint and stain and are unclear of what to do with it, but most do know that we shouldn’t throw it away in our trash cans. So how can we dispose of paint responsibly?

  • Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

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February 14, 2019